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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dear Dumb Diary: Am I the Princess or the Frog by Jim Benton

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Series: Dear Dumb Diary

Title: Am I the Princess or the Frog

Author: Jim Benton

Published: 2005

Genre: Contemporary

Grade Level: 3rd to 5th Grade

Blurb (from goodreads):

Jamie is crushing on Hudson. Someone too-gross-to-be- named is crushing on Jamie. And Hudson is crushing on . . . Princess Turd of Turdsylvania (a.k.a. The Prettiest Girl in the World). Middle school may be grim, but it's no fairy tale. And crazy doesn't even begin to cover it.

My Scores:

Writing Style: Solid

This book had me cracking up! It was so much fun to read. I just wanted more! There’s literally a picture on every page, so it took literally three seconds to read. Or at least it felt that way.

The humor ranges from whimsical to slightly dark, which I think is perfect for this age group.

Characters: Memorable

Our MC, Jamie is seriously funny. She turns everyone into dramatizations from her gross dog, to the mean girl, to the diabolical lunch lady.

Plot: Absolute Page Turner

It was too much fun to put down!

Honestly, given the format of it being a diary, I didn’t expect there to be much of a plot. You know, like I didn’t think that the beginning would tie into the ending. But I was completely wrong. So many things were revealed in the end!

Overall: Obsessed

Overall, I am obsessed with this book! This is the first book I have read in this series, and I can’t wait to see what the rest has to offer!  

Goodreads Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

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